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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (9th St.)
(919) 416-0406
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin? How about outside, with not one but two lovely patios for al fresco dining. Except on this August evening, too hot and humid, so dined inside. There are, essentially, three rooms. The first, by the bar and closest to the entrance, is a lively, bistro setting. Lots of smaller tables, lots of atmosphere, lots of energy. It... More 

Thank Chrisco01
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we visit family in the area we always take the drive to Vin Rouge. Oysters, Onion Soup or Steak Frite in the evening and a fantastic brunch on Sunday. Moule Frite, Eggs Benedict a few ways, Salmon and Eggs with Salad. All fresh and prepared to order. Start with a Bloody Mary or glass of cold French Burgundy and... More 

Thank tangi1
Durham, North Carolina
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Vin Rouge with our 14 year old and a friend with another 14 year old. Both boys. We ordered the Mushroom and cheese omelette and the French onion soup. 14 year old ordered French Toast. The winner, hands down, is the French Onion soup. It is truly the best I've ever tasted. Loaded with onions, cheese, and bread.... More 

Thank jgt3377
Durham, North Carolina
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225 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from the North American home of French cooking, Montreal. This place is so similar to many of the French restaurants there it's scary. Do get the onion and feta appetizer, it's served with a small salad, next time I'm going to get that along with creme brulee and call it a meal. I had the tournedos, great... More 

Thank robert r
North Carolina
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this place. Ambiance, taste, service is high end. Usually that comes with a steep price but here many of the entrees on the regular menu is very reasonable. Our one appetizer of the caramelized onion and goat cheese tart was outstanding. Should have had one each instead of shared but good things awaited so I thought. I got... More 

Thank Kent W
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is fabulous. The Onion Soup alone would have me coming back. So would the trout, and dessert. But it is so so loud that you have to shout to hear your friend/date. I wish they could do something about the acoustics.

Thank omidsafi
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance, the service stadf, the appetizers, the entrees, the breads, and the desserts are remarkable. They all set the standard for dining excellence. This is the venue for a special evening of fine dining!

Thank PendletonTiger
Durham, North Carolina
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262 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The serving staff was excellent. The food was prepared like many dishes in France. They have a brunch that is extremely good.

1 Thank dpoin21
Abingdon, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It reminded us of dinners in random restaurants in small towns in France. The food was noticeably better than one finds in most similarly-affordable U.S. restaurants.. The portions too are European rather than American, which is fine given that the prices are appropriate to the serving size. . We were in town for three nights and picked three restaurants from... More 

1 Thank Paul B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Driving around on a late Sunday morning after attending a concert event the night before, we just happened to drive by this place looking for a breakfast spot. They prefer reservations, but we happened to lucked out that they in fact a table available and were able to accommodate us. The service is certainly fine dining quality and the food... More 

Thank Jessica V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
French, European
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (9th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 416-0406
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?